Poul Kjærholm, 1956


The discrete and elegant PK22™ lounge chair epitomizes the work of Poul Kjærholm and his search for the ideal type-form and industrial dimension, which was always present in his work. The profile of the steel frame structure originates from his graduation project, the “Element” Chair (PK25™), from the School of Applied Arts in Copenhagen. With the PK22™, the structure was divided into separate elements due to design improvements and for economical production.

The PK22™ was an immediate commercial and critical success. In 1957, the chair was awarded the Grand Prix at the Milan Triennale, the world’s premier design fair. The prize catapulted Kjærholm’s career and immediately he became a name on the international scene and has enjoyed this position ever since.

Poul Kjærholm was a trained carpenter and continued his studies at the Danish School of Arts and Crafts. He had a particular interest in construction materials such as steel, which he considered a natural material with an artistic fineness.

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  • Never use cleaning tools containing iron.
  • Use a wrung cloth for daily maintenance, always cover all areas evenly.
  • Papercord and cane should be washed in soap water one to two times a year or as necessary.
  • Use a soft sponge or cloth, all superfluous soap water should be dried off with a dry cloth.
  • Made in Denmark by Fritz Hansen.
  • Cane can break if dried-out, keep soft through frequent washing with soap water. Wash cane on both sides and dry off any superfluous water.



  • Brushed stainless steel frame with seat and back in select leather colors, canvas colors and suede colors as well as in wicker
  • In stock in black leather
  • 24.8"w 24.8"d 28.0"h 13.8"seat ht
  • Made in Denmark by Republic of Fritz Hansen
  • Warranty: Fritz Hansen offer up to 20 years limited warranty if the products are registered online at
  • No assembly required
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  • Product ships from the SUITE NY warehouse in New York
  • Ships via White Glove delivery
  • White Glove Delivery is a full service delivery.  A delivery appointment is required and the service includes: inside delivery, assembly, placement in your room of choice and removal of all packing materials. The transportation lead time for White Glove service is typically 2 – 3 weeks from the day your order is placed.  For destinations in rural locations, please expect an additional 1-2 weeks for transportation and delivery.